If you are one of the estimated 3 to 20 percent of the population that suffers from IBS, or someone in your family is, making healthy diet decisions and choosing IBS friendly recipes isn’t an option…it’s a necessity!
Even before my diagnosis and surgery back in 2012, I had digestive issues. As a matter of fact, it was “normal” for me to have painful, uncomfortable, and embarrassing symptoms for most of my life. Changing my diet to eliminate gluten, high fructose corn syrup, many green leafy vegetables, onions, celery, and on and on, has helped me lead a healthier life. In addition to IBS, gluten intolerance, and type II diabetes, I also have a colostomy. Since the addition of the colostomy I have to pay attention to foods that tend to cause gas as well. Finding the right probiotic to help with the dietary management of IBS is key to providing a healthy diet while helping to keep the IBS symptoms at bay.
VSL#3, a high potency probiotic medical food, has been clinically proven in the dietary management of IBS, ulcerative colitis and ileal pouch. It is a proprietary formulation of a mix of 8 strains of live lactic acid bacteria, one of the few probiotics with this many strains. VSL#3 differs from other probiotics in that it is a “medical food”, not a supplement, and therefore must be used under medical supervision and kept refrigerated to maintain its potency.Patsy Catsos, author of Flavor Without FODMAPs Cookbook, and a registered dietitian who focuses on GI issues, has created new IBS-friendly recipes for you to try. They are really easy to cook up, and taste good too. I used her recipe for Deviled Eggs, and they turned out beautifully:
- cookware set worth $300 from Sur la Table
- a leather recipe book filled with custom recipe cards from VSL#3 featuring 12 family-friendly recipes created by registered dietician and author Patsy Catsos, and
- a copy of her latest book Flavor without FODMAPs Cookbook: Love the Food that Loves You Back and
- a $50 pharmacy gift card to stock up on VSL#3.
That’s a prize worth more than $350!
VSL#3 is available at your local pharmacy. It is kept behind the pharmacy counter, so you have to ask for it.
VSL#3® products must be refrigerated to maintain potency and is available at your local pharmacy. Look for VSL#3® in the probiotic aisle of your local drug store and bring the card to the pharmacist as it is kept behind the pharmacy counter in the refrigerator.
This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. VSL#3 is a medical food and must be used under medical supervision.